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MSU Broad Art Museum to host Muslim Journeys fall event featuring scholar Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV

Elise Jajuga

EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 2022 – The Michigan State University Broad Art Museum will be hosting a special fall Muslim Journeys event on Sept. 28, 2022.

This three-part event includes an afterhours opportunity to view the exhibition Zaha Hadid Design: Untold from 6–7pm; a lecture by and conversation with renowned scholar of Muslim American, African American, and Arab American history Dr. Edward Curtis IV from 7–8:15pm; and a book signing with the author from 8:15–9pm. Copies of Dr. Curtis’ new book Muslims of the Heartland: How Syrian Immigrants Made a Home in the American Midwest will be available for purchase at the event. Light refreshments will be served, and the required registration information for this free event can be found here.

The Muslim Journeys program aims to bring the campus and surrounding community together to engage in learning and discussion about books and films with a Muslim focus.

“For nearly a decade, the Muslim Journeys program has offered a venue and an outlet for many to explore the world of Muslims and to express themselves. Whatever one’s religious background, Muslim or non-Muslim, these are opportunities to reflect on notions of ‘self’ and ‘other,’ to foster empathy, and to deepen one’s understanding of the world,” said Mohammad Hassan Khalil, MSU professor of religious studies and director of the Muslim Studies Program at MSU.

Formerly a project sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Muslim Journeys series is held in partnership with the Muslim Studies Program and the MSU Libraries. This event is made possible with support from the Broad Art Museum, Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Honors College, International Studies & Programs’ Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion, James Madison College, Department of History, Department of Religious
Studies, Asian Studies Center, Global Studies in the Arts & Humanities, Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, Linking All Types of Teachers to International Cross-Cultural Education and One Love Global/Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Metro Lansing.

The MSU Libraries are at the center of academic life at Michigan State University, providing expertise, collections, and infrastructure for discovery and creation. The Libraries facilitate connections that support research, teaching, and learning in our local and global communities. The Libraries also promote equal access to information and spaces for all and lead meaningful initiatives in accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion.


Contact: Elise Jajuga
MSU Libraries
Communications Manager

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